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  • image SM 77/3/51

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SM 77/3/51


[29] Working drawing for a cupboard, 23 March 1809


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The Right Honble / Lord Hood / Whitley Abbey, labelled Top Cases need not be / prepared for doors, Back to be framed out of Inch deal, Top in separate cases,Top rebate ¾ inch, To range with the top / of the Chimney Piece, Bottom Cases / prepared for doors, Back to be framed out of Inch deal, thickness / of door, A full size, B full size, Rebate, D, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 23/03/1809
    Copy / L I F / March 23 1809

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on wove paper (576 x 672)


Attributed to George Allen Underwood (1792 - 1829) (assistant September 1807 - May 1815). The office Day Book does not give Underwood for this drawing but it does seeem to be in his hand.


The built-in cupboard, open at the top and with doors for the bottom 'cases', was perhaps for Lord Hood's room?



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